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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Nov 18, 2010 1:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Here Come Shitshine

Listened to my first HCS in a long time. This one: http://www.archive.org/details/gd1973-11-17.sbd.ashley.fixed.23731.sbeok.shnf

Great tune---loved the middle section. But what a horrible chorus, "Heeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrreeeee coooooomes suuuuuuuuuunnnnnn-shhhhhhhhhhiiiiiiiiiinnnnne."

People make fun of LL Rain and Sailor/Circ ("Fo sho") but HCS is like nails on a chalkboard when the chorus rolls around.

"Why, Lord, why?"


TOOTMO

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Poster: Capt. Cook Date: Nov 18, 2010 9:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Here Come Shitshine

You're a stupid ass. Write your own songs.

This post was modified by Capt. Cook on 2010-11-19 05:12:12

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Poster: cosmic charlie dupree Date: Nov 18, 2010 2:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Here Come Shitshine

agreed.... that kind of harmony was made for the Beatles, not the GD!

Believe it or not, I once heard a version from the Vince era where they absolutely nailed the vocal intro. Granted, the vocal intro wasn't part of the early '73 versions; my only point being that Vince deserves props for generally hitting his notes - and possibly providing a stable center for the other vocalists to hang on to.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Nov 18, 2010 2:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Here Come Shitshine

Props to Vince. Don't see those words posted around here very often.

I seem to recall reading an interview with Vince about this. He said that he was doing a version of the song in a solo project and used that vocal intro and that Jerry liked it so much that it was in part why they brought the song back and added that bit.

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Poster: Jim F Date: Nov 20, 2010 3:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Here Come Shitshine

I had heard in an interview with Gans I think where he said somebody had given him a bunch of shows to get a feel for the material, and after hearing a good old 73 version or two of HCSunshine, he really pushed for them to bring it back. I don't know about him doing it solo or anything, that's highly possible, I just recall that interview.

I love the song. Though sometimes I think maybe it just wasn't meant to stick around after 74. Can't say I have heard many of the 90's versions, to me they just pale in comparison to something like 12/19/73. Though I have enjoyed many a version by Phil and such, as well as some local cover band versions, and it's a song that deserves it's due and should remain current. Matter of fact Furthur did a greeeeat version of it in St. Louis last Thursday. Probably the highlight of the first set for me.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Nov 20, 2010 4:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Here Come Shitshine

Here is a link to an interview where Vince talks about doing it in his side band the Affordables and letting Jerry hear the tape.

http://www.auburn.edu/~vestmon/welnick9503.html

As for a version of a song in the '90s not being as good as 1973, I don't think that is limited to Here Comes Sunshine. Funny thing for me is that I always thought the song sounded dated, because of the issues with the chorus that initiated this thread and just assumed that was the reason they dropped it when they did. A lot of the Wake material was going fit well with the Disco Dead that was starting to emerge by 1976. I like the song so i do understand bringing it back. Loose Lucy on the other hand, not sure why that had to return.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Nov 18, 2010 6:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Here Come Shitshine

Have to say the breakout in Tempe was a damn fine version and probably the best since they brought it back.

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Poster: cosmic charlie dupree Date: Nov 18, 2010 4:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Here Come Shitshine

Thanks for the extra info, L. By the way, I happen to be listening to Harpur 5/2/70 today, which I associate with you since for some reason I recall you & Cliff both singing its praises maybe 2 years ago! I have no idea why certain posts just stay etched in my mind. I can't be the only one, right?

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Nov 18, 2010 7:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Here Come Shitshine

I have been associated with a lot worse things in my life than 5-2-70!!

Although i would be surprised if Cliff and I were discussing that show. It would seem more likely that we were singing the praises of 5-1-70, which has an acoustic set that rivals Harpur and was not available in complete form until about two years ago.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1970-05-01.sbd.miller.95683.sbeok.flac16



This post was modified by elbow1126 on 2010-11-19 03:33:11

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